It's been a busy year for Baseball Card Exchange. The northwest Indiana company is one of the hobby's major buyers of sports cards and memorabilia, traveling coast-to-coast in its efforts to purchase collections of old cards, shop inventories and more. They also opened a retail store. At the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, the company expanded its … [Read more...] about NSCC: Vintage Pack Market Strong
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As many of our readers know, I enjoy nothing more than joining various birthday groups and Secret Santa exchanges set up inside the various online hobby message boards. There is always a real joy in opening up presents for the holidays from another collector with the assumption you never know what you are going to get. So come along with me as we go through various presents I … [Read more...] about Rich’s Ramblings: Secret Santa Edition
Avid collectors know all too well the perils of buying loose packs of sports cards at big box stores. Many times, those who have figured out how to pinpoint where the autographed and relic cards in each pack have gone through the opened box, bought those packs and left the rest for the unsuspecting public. There are pack searchers…and then there are pack … [Read more...] about TV Station Takes on Collector Complaints of Pack Resealing
If you've over 30 and still involved in the hobby, your favorite memories as a kid probably involve buying packs of cards. In the late 1960s and 70s, you could find them everywhere and I vividly remember the variety of places I plunked down a dime and grabbed a pack (or two if I could manage to save that much). The local grocery store always had a couple of boxes in the … [Read more...] about What Happened to Baseball Card Packs on Every Corner?